Psalm 95:3
New International Version
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

New Living Translation
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

English Standard Version
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

King James Bible
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

New King James Version
For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,

NASB 1995
For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,

NASB 1977
For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods,

Amplified Bible
For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah is a great God, And a great King above all gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God is great. LORD JEHOVAH the King is great above all gods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord is a great God, and a great king over all gods: for the Lord will not cast off his people.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is the greatest God, king over all other gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

English Revised Version
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Good News Translation
For the LORD is a mighty God, a mighty king over all the gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is a great God and a great king above all gods.

International Standard Version
For the LORD is an awesome God; a great king above all divine beings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods;

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH [is] a great God, And a great King over all gods.

NET Bible
For the LORD is a great God, a great king who is superior to all gods.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

World English Bible
For Yahweh is a great God, a great King above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
For a great God is Jehovah, And a great king over all gods.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rock of Our Salvation
2Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song. 3For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods. 4In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him.…

Cross References
Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for He did this when they treated Israel with arrogance."

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For You, O LORD, are Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.

Psalm 135:5
For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 138:1
I will give You thanks with all my heart; before the heavenly beings I will sing Your praises.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; His greatness is unsearchable.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

for

Psalm 86:8-10
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works…

Psalm 96:4
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 97:9
For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

a great

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

above

Psalm 135:5
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Isaiah 44:8
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.









(3) Above all gods.--Not here angelic beings, but the gods of surrounding tribes, as accurately explained in Psalm 96:4-5. (Comp. Exodus 15:11; Exodus 18:11.) Commentators vex themselves with the difficulty of the ascription of a real existence to these tribal deities in the expression," King above all gods." But how else was Israel constantly falling into the sin of worshipping them? It was in the inspired rejection of them as possessing any sovereign power, and in the recognition of Jehovah's supremacy shown by the psalmists and prophets, that the preservation of Israel's religion consisted.

Verse 3. - For the Lord is a great God. Thanks and praise are due to God, in the first place, because of his greatness (see Psalm cf. 2). "Who is so great a god as our God?" (Psalm 77:13); "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3). And a great King above all gods; i.e. "a goat King above all other so called gods" - above the great of the earth (Psalm 82:1, 6), above angels (Deuteronomy 10:17), above the imaginary gods of the heathen (Exodus 12:12, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is a great
גָּד֣וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

God,
אֵ֣ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

a great
גָּ֝ד֗וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

King
וּמֶ֥לֶךְ (ū·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

above
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

gods.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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